Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new addition! Disney announced that a new Nile hippopotamus was born on Saturday night at 10 p.m. The newborn, who has yet to be named, is the first hippo born in the park in 13 years.
The Nile hippopotamus species is declining and they are considered a vulnerable species, so it’s exciting to have one born at the park. The mother, Tuma, and the father, Henry, were selected through the Species Survival Plan which is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Tuma and the baby can be seen on Kilimanjaro Safaris and during the Wild Africa Trek experience. Once we have a name and a gender, we’ll let you know!